Political science research, teaching and advice at the Institute for Latin American Studies address fundamental questions about statehood, political power and culture in Latin America. We are interested mainly in the changing role of the subcontinent as it is affected by the transformation and processes of globalization, including in international relations through transnational and trans-local entanglement processes that are taking place in the region, and also in the rapidly changing position of Latin America with respect to other world regions.
Current political science research projects deal with the following topics: "Political cultures and statehood", especially questions of governance under the conditions of limited statehood (Collaborative Research Center SFB 700-C3); entangled inequalities in the region (Research Network on Interdependent Inequalities in Latin America, desiguALdades.net); new approaches to globalization research in the social sciences and the humanities (The International Graduate School "Between Spaces"); measures of equality and social inclusion in higher education systems in Latin America (MISEAL).
The Institute for Latin American Studies offers courses in political science within the M.A. program “Interdisziplinäre Lateinamerikastudien” and as part of various other B.A., M.A., and diplom programs offered by the Institute for Political Science at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of Freie Universität Berlin.
Secretary: Claudia Daheim
Rüdesheimer Str. 54-56 - Raum 216
Tel.: 49 (0)30 838-55573
Fax: 838 55464